With my new appointments I am appreciating the opportunity to be available for group reflection sessions. After a couple of sessions last week in one Christchurch parish last night I was in another (reflecting on prayer and discernment) and I have a lunch-time reflection session today with a Christchurch combined parishes group. I’ll let you know how today’s gathering goes in tomorrow’s post.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was available for these sessions or retreat days around the country and now have a number of bookings throughout the rest of the year. I am happy to help in your parish or school community, just send an email for more information or options:

In some ways every reflection session focusses on the same facts of our faith summarised in today’s gospel:

“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

As we reflected in last night’s group, the words of our faith are important, but at best they are a sign that points us to THE word, Jesus, with whom we live in relationship. In this ultimate relationship we encounter truth and we find freedom.

In this clip I reflect on my constant need to be realigned to Christ.

2 Responses to "realignment"
  1. Great, Fr John. You speak from your heart and for the Heart of the Church. It’s good news that you are celebrating the beauty and freedom of this relationship with Christ Jesus, with so many in your new ministry.

  2. Fr John
    I have only recently started reading ‘Food for Faith’. I have found your reflections to be really practical, simple & down to earth, full of inspiration and meaning. I look forward to them each day.
    Many thanks

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